[b-hebrew] Other languages in the Tanakh
kwrandolph at email.com
Thu Nov 13 16:08:57 EST 2003
Didnt you just libel me? Or is it just your opinion, which makes it not libel?
As for BDB, they were students of Gesenius, and Gesenius was a member of the German rationalist school of the early 19th century. From what I have seen of that philosophical school, particularly as it pertains to their treatment of the Bible and ancient Israel, I dont see how it is not anti-Semitic. However, this is a platonic anti-Semitism that does not advocate violence. Is there anything in this paragraph that is not accurate?
As I wrote earlier, I do not have access to BDBs dictionary, so I was relying on previous posts to this list as a basis for my response. If previous posts are accurate, and I have no reason to doubt them unless shown otherwise, then how is my response inaccurate? It fits the philosophic pattern.
Karl W. Randolph.
----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Kirk <peterkirk at qaya.org>
> On 11/11/2003 15:16, Elaine Keown wrote:
> > ...
> >>As for BDB, I think they were philosophical
> >>anti-Semites. When a word is found in both Biblical
> >>Hebrew and another language
> >I am sorry to hear this--I did not know.
> Karl doesn't know either. He says he only "thinks". In fact he
> speculates, and rather wildly. He then makes an outrageous charge, one
> which would be libellous if the people in question were still alive. Of
> course he could defend himself from a libel charge by proving the truth
> of his allegation. But presumably he cannot do this as he only says "I
> Karl, can you perhaps give me a few specific examples of BDB entries
> where there is a "presupposition that the word is a loan word into Hebrew"?
> Peter Kirk
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